Khaki Jones has been promoted to vp original series, for Cartoon Network, responsible for overseeing the creative direction of more than 12 of the network's newest original animated series. She also will serve as the network liaison and provide creative guidance to the creators of existing original programs as well as represent each show to the network's internal marketing, online, public relations and creative services departments.
Formerly senior director of original animation, Jones is based in Atlanta and will continue to report directly to Bob Higgins, svp, programming and development for Cartoon Network's kids businesses.
A 17-year veteran of Turner Broadcasting System Inc. Jones was one of Cartoon Network's original employees when the 24-hour all-animation network launched on Oct. 1, 1992. She scheduled the company's vast library of Hanna-Barbera, MGM and pre-1948 Warner Bros. cartoons into a daily lineup and planned strategic "stunting" events. As the network grew, she transitioned into writing and producing for the network's first original series, SPACE GHOST COAST TO COAST (1994).
Soon after, she ventured into development of subsequent original programming, including DEXTER'S LABORATORY in 1995, COW AND CHICKEN in 1997 and ED, EDD N EDDY in 1999, among others. Since then, Jones has overseen series development of such Cartoon Network hits as HOME MOVIES (2001), CODENAME: KIDS NEXT DOOR (2002) and HARVEY BIRDMAN: ATTORNEY AT LAW (2003). Her newest project is FOSTERS HOME FOR! IMAGINARY FRIENDS from acclaimed animator Craig McCracken (THE POWERPUFF GIRLS) set to premiere in summer 2004.
Jones worked for the TBS Ad Sales group, coordinating sales efforts for such premier programming projects as The Goodwill Games, the NBA Playoffs, SEC Football and Atlanta Braves baseball games and special events.